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In this study, we have demonstrated that using dry matter intake (DMI) phenotypes from multiple countries increases the accuracy of genomic breeding values for this important trait, provided a multi-trait approach is used. Data from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New ...

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Haas, Y. de; Pryce, J. E.; Calus, M. P. L.; Hulsegge, I.; Spurlock, D. M.; Berry, D.; Wall, E.; Løvendahl, P.; Weigel, K. A.; Macdonald, K.; Miglior, F.; Krattenmacher, N.; Veerkamp, R. F.
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Interbull Centre, Uppsala, Sweden
Citation
Interbull Bulletin, 2014, No.48, pp 94-99
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Perinatal calf mortality rates in heifers are increasing internationally. This temporal trend is particularly apparent in dairy herds. Currently, up to 50% of Holstein-Friesian heifers on US dairies are assisted at calving and it is not uncommon to find herds with close to 20% calf loss in heifers. ...

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Mee, J. F.
Publisher
British Cattle Veterinary Association, Frampton-on-Severn, UK
Citation
Cattle Practice, 2008, 16, 3, pp 166-173
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Major consumer concerns exist over current dairy practices that relate to herd size and "factory farming", lack of grazing in our production systems, and the "hyper-production" of our dairy cows. If we are to believe animal activists and mainstream media, large-scale confinement dairy herds are...

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Cook, N. B.
Publisher
American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Stillwater, USA
Citation
Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 19-21 August, 2010, 2010, pp 46-52
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Thorel, M. F.; Amado, A.; Bakker, D.; Bolske, G.; Costello, E.; Dimareli, Z.; Giese, S. B.; Godfroid, J.; Juste, R.; Lillini, E.; Pavlik, I.; Scacchia, M.; Seppanen, J.; Sharp, M. J.
Publisher
International Association for Paratuberculosis, Bilbao, Spain
Citation
Proceedings of the 7th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis, Bilbao, Spain, 11-14 June 2002, 2003, pp 498-503

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